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Panels and Pin Stripes

Hi Gang,

Not much of an update…  But

First of many sanding/filler stages for this panel.  I also might try painting the pinstripes.  If it doesn’t look good / turn out right… re-sand/re-paint and apply regular pin stripes

Second round of filler

Reapplied the pinstripes on this panel and did some touch up work to include satin clear

This panel is almost finished!  I’m going to cut all the different “buttons” from color specific acrylic – orange, yellow, red, blue, black and white.  I tried painting them but the paint was either too thick, or it didn’t have that clean acrylic look.

From what I can tell, the original buttons panels were recessed into the panel itself.  The next gen cockpit will get the works!

There are several round knobs and a few other little greeblies to add as well – plus the 1″ tiles

I’m getting files together for the laser cutter.  Greeblies will include the infinity mirror for the “radar” panel, buttons, wall art greeblies, and I’m sure there’s more.  😉

The weather is supposed to be in 100s the next few days with 100000% humidity.  I’ll do what I can!

More to Follow!

Too Hot and WAY Too Humid!

Hi Gang,

I was going to work on the chair but it is so hot and humid out today… I am USELESS in this kind of weather

So I decided to do more work on the panels – Han’s lower panel button greeblie

Black panels for the wall art panels

Before

After

I accidently sprayed gloss clear on to the nose access panel.  I taped everything off and gave it a shot of satin clear – MUCH BETTER

Finished up this panel – still needs one more greeblie

Pin striped Hans lower side extension panel

As mentioned above – the humidity.  The humidity has been really bad for the past few weeks.  So bad in fact it did this to one of the panels

UGH… If I cant fix it I’ll have to remove those bad areas, re-pinstripe and then a good shot of satin clear

When I removed the above panel, I decided to redo this one

I didn’t do the pin stripes correctly and they are beginning to separate

YUCK

So… popped everything off

Sanded and added filler and now its drying

I then sanded and added filler to the armrest lever greeblie

Sandable primmer – mmmmmmmmmm

Against my better judgment… I went out to the garage (HOT) and attached these panels to ensure fit

Nice

More to Follow!  :)

Weathering

Hi Gang!  UPDATES!!!

Got around to finishing up this greeblie!  Added the silver paint

Then it was time for some weathering – bad pic

Flat black and thinner and I slowly built up the layers

Dirtied up

In its basic position

Second round of weathering – I really wanted the recessed areas to be in the shadows

I changed the red knob to smaller one I found in my greeblie drawer – I like it much better

Marking out the holes

I had to cut larger holes for the pots to fit

Notice the orange stand-offs I created so the greeblie wouldn’t be flush with the panel

Side view

Almost there

I like it!

I then added the other pin stripe – I missed this one

Then added the LEDs

These rectangles also go on the panel above

Not adhered yet

I then got to work on this guy

Primer

Touch-ups

And paint!

Put a cap on the center console extension platform

Primed up the wall art panel covers

Painted these greeblies

Sanded and finally painted these shelf rocker surrounds

A raised white rocker will sit in the housing

I then cut the two main panels for the nav chair – back panel is a bit too high

Saved off 6″ – MUCH better

I really didn’t realize how BIG these panels were / are

WHEW – That’s it for today!  More to Follow!

Red Paint?

Hi Gang,

A little more work on this odd greeblie – drilled out larger holes for the pot posts to fit

Painted black

Trying to figure the dial configuration

Painted silver

Red – this is the first time I’ve used red paint in the build (minus the lenses)

Added filler to this guy

Nice…

The main part of the greeblie will be painted silver… I think.  I still have to study the pic

More to Follow!

GREEBLIES!

Hi Gang,

GREEBLIES!  Jessie made a run to the lab and cut out more acrylic!  Thanks, J!

This is an odd and difficult to see greeblie that sits on the lower panel on Chewie’s side

It required multiple layers and lots of etching

I had to make up most of the finer details based on shadows and low rez images

The black rectangles will be painted white

With knobs added – still have to go through my collection and find the best ones

With primer

These panels will cover the horrible LED holes in the older wall art panels

They will be painted to match the panel and have several of the ESB greeblies attached

DANG – forgot to design these guys!

More greeblies – these are on Han’s side.  They will have multi-colored buttons but will not be backlit

Approx location

Misc round greeblies

Primed

Approx location

More rectangles

Laser cut some slider knobs – these are located in various areas of the cockpit

A trim plate piece

I swear – I HATE this panel.  This will be the 4th and final (as far as I’m concerned) attempt at this greeblie!

That’s it for now!  Stay Tuned!

A Good Weekend

Hi Gang,

A few more updates…  Got the other door greeblie finished up

I found a new Krylon color – kind of a plastic grey.  So I thought I would give it a shot – I like it!

On to the panels

After looking through all the photos I had I decided that these greeblies were the same color as the panel

And then I noticed this… ugh

Filler

Painting the rest

Sanding down the culprit!

Pin stripes!

The panel is almost finished – still have to design and fab another greeblie from acrylic (more later)

I then drilled holes

Added more PS

I was hoping to get further along with the nav chair.  I’m going to put some extra effort into this guy!  :)

Whew – pretty good weekend.  More to Follow!

Greeblies and Panels and Wall Art

Hi Gang,

UPDATES!  Fellow project builder Fuzz and I purchased a HUGE lot of used film projector parts.  If you’re into the SW style greeblies this is the place to start looking!

This was one of two boxes that arrived

Within the box… bag and bags of greeblie goodness

Remember those center console armrest levers that we couldn’t figure out so we just modeled and printed?  I am 95% certain that they were / are film projector / editing arms.  Look at the resemblance!

MMMMM Greeblies

OK… enough gawking… time to get to work!  The lower side panels are finally getting some attention

The 15″ extension panels needed some significant attention after removing the pin stripes and greeblies

Time to start pin striping!

I have NO IDEA what these odd shaped greeblies are.  Maybe a lid to something or a trim piece to a reel to reel player?  I don’t know…

They needed some work.  Sanding and the holes drilled

Primer – that’s always a good thing

This is the basic location – the original designers adhered the rockers to them as well.

Almost done

Onward… these door greeblies have been neglected for too long!

Primer!

Slight warping – ewe

Second getting its primer

Let’s do a side by side compare with the old…

I then removed the old ones from the door panel – this IS why I no longer simply adhere things in place anymore – YUCK

NICE… not worth even trying to salvage at this point

Those look SO MUCH better than the first versions – still needs paint

I wish I knew what color(s) they used

As primer and filler were drying I was also jumping back and forth on the wall art pieces.  Another little detail that caught my eye was color variation(s) between the panel top and the console housing.  We can’t let that slip by again!  Taping everything off

Gotta protect all that work, right?

A little flat black and satin clear later

What a difference

I then clear coated to the top panel

Once the clear coat dried I adhered the 1″ tiles

The knobs/dials that will go next to the nav screen – coat of black

Then silver

Basic position

Whew… still lots more to do!  :)

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